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Ralph Emery Sisson

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Funeral services for Ralph Emery Sisson, 80, of Whitehouse will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at Whitehouse Church of Christ with Mr. J.C. Tate officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery with Jorge Sisson, Jonathon Sisson, Capt. Joshua Sisson, Jesse Snider, Micah Snider and Kelly Hutchinson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Amber Sisson-Manuel, Chelsea Hutchinson, Paul Hutchinson and David Hutchinson.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy. in Tyler, Texas, 75703.

Mr. Sisson passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

He was born July 21, 1928, in Covington, Okla., to Marion Albert “John” and Lillie Alice Wells Sisson. They preceded him in death.

Mr. Sisson was a 1945 graduate of Ponca City High School and attended Tonkawa College. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the Air Force. He had a long career in oil refinery management, retiring after 43 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Alta Joyce Sisson; three children, Grant Sisson and wife Ann, Kellie Snider and husband Dick, and Kerrie Hutchinson and husband Kelly; nine grandchildren, Jorge Sisson, Jonathon Sisson, Capt. Joshua Sisson, Amber Sisson-Manuel, Jesse Snider, Micah Snider, Chelsea Hutchinson, Paul Hutchinson and David Hutchinson; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Norma Kinzie and Flora Price.

Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA, 90245.

Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at:





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